when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth

My birthday, yesterday, was a quite wonderful day. MacDougal and Funsize, instead of buying me a gift, took me out! As you can imagine, I haven’t been out for a nice dinner in years. We first went to a wonderful restaurant I had never even heard of before, the 94th Aero Squadron. It is located inside a replica of a World War I French farmhouse, overlooking Montgomery Field Airport, and is packed full of military memorabilia, antique farm implements, and aviation relics. The interior is cozy and romantic, with huge stone fireplaces, masses of hanging green plants, dark wood paneling, beamed ceilings, and old airplane wings hanging over the dining area. The music fits the era and there is even some propaganda radio playing in the bathrooms (ha ha). I was coerced into trying escargot and it was delightful, as was the french onion soup and shrimp scampi. The ambiance is great and the food good. We even got Mr. Vixen to taste a tiny corner of escargot.

Afterwards, we went the to theater and saw Sherlock Holmes. I may have mentioned before that I am a voracious reader and that I sometimes have a hard time watching movies made from books, as I always find they come up short compared to the written book. Not so with this movie. I thoroughly enjoyed the unexpected, but delightful way they portrayed Sherlock and Dr. Watson. If you haven’t seen this movie, I strongly recommend it. It was so enjoyable, I didn’t even notice how long it was until we came out to the car and realized the time!

Unfortunately, Lloyd was sick so I didn’t see Nannygoat, Ladybug and Butterball yesterday, but I am sure they’ll be by when they feel better.

Bear gave me a new pair of tennis shoes (much needed) and a dock/speaker system for my old Ipod. That thing is all kinds of awesome. It makes my time  working on the internet, sewing, even doing the dishes so much more fun!

All in all it was a wonderful day. Thanks to all for the birthday wishes and to my family for being so awesome!


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  1. That sounds like a delightful day! And that restaurant sounds awesome! What’d you think of the escargot? I LOOOOVE it! I haven’t had any in years! Mmmmm I think I need to go someplace french soon. hehehe

  2. Well I am glad you had a good Birthday. I am with your Husband. No Escargot for me. I would like to see the Sherlock Holmes Movie.
    May you have many more wonderful Birthdays.
    .-= Grampy´s last blog ..Christmas Eve. with Maya =-.

  3. It sounds as if you had an awesome day. I have been thinking about getting an ipod. What do you use yours for?
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..Win a Keurig Brewing System =-.

  4. I checked out that restaurant and it looks amazing. I liked Sherlock Holmes too. We also saw Did you Hear about the Morgans. It was okay. A good rental choice.
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..Win a Keurig Brewing System =-.

  5. That restaurant sounds fabulous! Glad you had a good time. My daughter went to see Sherlock for her birthday, too and really enjoyed it!

  6. MacD

    Aww you left out the part where you spit ice cream on me at the fancy smancy restaurant!!!!!

  7. I’ve been to a restaurant with a similar name (if not exactly the same) in Irvine, CA and it’s WONDERFUL. Glad you enjoyed your birthday. My sister & I tend to celebrate our birthdays for the entire month … so you might want to extend your celebrations too 😉
    Hugs and blessings,
    .-= storyteller´s last blog ..Lovely scenic views and a timeless question … =-.

  8. It wasn’t ice cream, silly boy. It was Grand Marnier and creme. Much classier. And it’s your fault for making melaugh right when I took a bite. You are just lucky that a strawberry didn’t slip out too!

  9. Happy belated birthday! It sounds like a wonderful day. I love escargot. My feeling is that anything coated in garlic butter tastes good.
    .-= Anne´s last blog ..Still No Food Network and Other Random Thoughts =-.

  10. A belated happy birthday to you! Glad you had a good day. Happy new Year!

  11. Happy Belated Birthday!!! I saw Sherlock Holmes too and enjoyed it very much!
    .-= Janet´s last blog ..Head Spork!!! =-.

  12. Sounds awesome!!! And YUM! I totally LOVE everything you had for dinner ~ slurrrrrrrp 🙂 I swear there used to be a restaurant named that here in St Louis that looked over our Lambert airport here, but they closed a long time ago ~ how wild. Surely it isn’t the same place and they just moved? Hmmmm….

    Anyhoo glad you had a great birthday.

  13. Yep, I just saw this film too … and it was excellent!

    I did my own version of the movie the next day 😉

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